Royalty Free Classical Music
Classical music generally refers to music written for a group
of musicians who play orchestral instruments such as violins,
violas, cellos and double basses (strings), flutes, clarinets,
oboes, bassoons (woodwind), trumpets, trombones, French horns,
tuba (brass) , and percussion such as timpani or kettledrums,
xylophones and glockenspiel. Royalty free Classical music covers many styles
dating over hundreds of years, although today it is mostly
thought of as music in the educated European tradition including
forms as art song, chamber music, opera, and symphony, rather
than folk or popular music or jazz. We have excellent examples
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Classical music dating from before 1400 is known as medieval
music, and is mostly religious such as Gregorian Chant. From
1400-1600 is known as the Renaissance Period, and the music
is hence referred to as renaissance music, with the period
marking an increase in secular music, madrigals and art song.
Much great music was produced in this period, as well as great
works of art.
The Baroque period dates from 1600 to 1750, and is recognised
by its intricate ornamentation style. Music from this period
may share the same generic title of Baroque Music, but the
styles can vary considerably, as the period marked the beginning
of a growth in self expression, open forms, and the formation
of counterpoint harmonies.
The Classical and Romantic periods span from around 1750
to 1900, and started with the balanced and well structured
Classical Sonata form. Romantic music can be described as
larger, more emotional and programmatic, where the composition
and structural rules established by the earlier Classical
period are often broken. This period also introduces an exploration
of using larger ensembles.
Through the 20th century to today, the styles have varied
limitlessly, as classical music has evolved to take advantage of newer
technologies, and composers have written however they pleased
to reflect the changes around them.
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